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The Washington Ballet Presents TWB Welcomes

Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2018

Artistic Director Julie Kent invites celebrated artists from the dance world to share the stage with our company in the Nation's Capital.

On Sale 8/24/2018


San Francisco Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS of East Coast Premieres from Unbound: A Festival of New Works

Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2018

The world-renowned company brings two programs of new works selected from its groundbreaking festival. Program A (Oct. 23, 24, 27e & 28m) includes works by Trey McIntyre, Christopher Wheeldon, and David Dawson. Program B (Oct. 25, 26 & 27m) includes works by Edwaard Liang, Cathy Marston, and Justin Peck. 

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Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2018

Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year. Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights.

On Sale 9/12/2018


Open Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre

Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 1:30 PM

Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as American Ballet Theatre rehearses on stage.

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American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade

Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2019

ABT presents the D.C. premiere of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky's retelling of Harlequinade. Playful costumes and vivid sets create a charming tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte style, known for its slapstick humor and rollicking characters.

On Sale 9/12/2018


Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre

Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 11:00 AM

Join us for these 45-minute workshops led by artists from our visiting ballet companies.


National Ballet of China: Raise the Red Lantern

Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2019

The renowned company returns with the award-winning ballet, performed with full orchestra as the cornerstone event of our 2019 Lunar New Year festivities.

On Sale 11/14/2018


The Washington Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty

Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2019

The Sleeping Beauty—A quintessential classical ballet inspired by the timeless fairy tale of a true love's kiss and the triumph of good over evil.
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On Sale 8/24/2018


New York City Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS - Works by Reisen, Balanchine & Robbins (Apr. 2, 3, 7) / New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 5, 6)

Apr 2 - Apr 7, 2019

Featuring a roster of powerhouse dancers heralded for enriching repertory created by today’s top choreographers, New York City Ballet performs two programs of new and celebrated repertory.

On Sale 11/14/2018


Ballet Beginner Class: Creative Movement with New York City Ballet

Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 10:30 AM

Join this participatory class for adults with little or no dance training led by New York City Ballet company members and held in a rehearsal room.

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Family Dance Workshop: New York City Ballet 

Sun, Apr 7, 2019, 11:00 AM

Join us for these 45-minute workshops led by artists from our visiting ballet companies.


Open Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 12:30 PM

Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as Mariinsky Ballet rehearses on stage.

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Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire

Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2019

For its annual engagement, the legendary company presents Marius Petipa’s captivating story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck rescue.

On Sale 11/14/2018


Ballet Across America

May 28 - Jun 2, 2019

Our fifth extraordinary Ballet Across America series returns, illustrating the dynamic variety of artistry happening across American companies today.

On Sale 2/27/2019